ac·​a·​de·​mia ˌa-kə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce academia (audio)
: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education : academe
scientists in industry and academia
a career in academia

Examples of academia in a Sentence

She found the business world very different from academia.
Recent Examples on the Web BCIs have been studied in academia for decades, and several other companies including Synchron, Paradromics and Precision Neuroscience are developing their own systems. Ashley Capoot, CNBC, 10 July 2024 After a long career in academia — interrupted by two years at the State Department — Professor Cohen has retired. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 8 July 2024 They hadn’t been formalized quite, because gender studies didn’t really happen until the ’90s in academia in a broad way, which was the beginning of the formalization of this stuff. Rosemary Feitelberg, WWD, 8 July 2024 In a comment on the new criteria, published Friday in the journal Nature Medicine, members of the work group said it was composed of members from industry, clinical medicine and academia as well as the FDA and the federal National Institute on Aging, to incorporate a diversity of viewpoints. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for academia 

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Word History


latinization of academy (with -ia suggesting a geographic entity), after its Latin etymon, Acadēmia

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of academia was in 1903

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“Academia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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